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Italian Game 3 Bc4, Evans Gambit, Giuoco Piano, Bishop's Opening, Max Lange Attack [C50-55]
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C52: Evans Gambit accepted - Mieses Defense
The Mieses defense to the Evans accepted goes as follows:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. 0-0 Nge7!?
I was curious as to how people recommend playing agains...

Started 01/26/14 at 01:59:21 by cramie10
10 10851 Last Post 01/15/15 at 15:07:44
By: brabo
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C52: Best place for the Black Bishop in The Evans
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bb5 5.c3 where is the best place to go?

Started 07/17/11 at 23:41:56 by Pingudon
14 10128 Last Post 10/22/14 at 11:06:09
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C50: Hungarian(?) Defense
This one just cropped up...
1.e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 Bc4 d6
I'm confused as to the best move here...or at least the best options here.  I played what seemed to be the most common move, d4.  
The...

Started 12/09/03 at 19:05:38 by nexirae
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By: kylemeister
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C54: Best line for black

Here white has a plans of g4,Nf1 and attacking the black's king...There are lot of good lines for black l...

Started 06/10/14 at 05:00:25 by chandrashekharkoravi
5 4480 Last Post 06/11/14 at 14:49:58
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C50-C54: Giuoco Piano against low rated players
Hello friends
         I want to know is there any way to get an advantage for black or the best way to play against d3-Nc3-Be3 of white.Lower rated players mostly plays that against me
The ...

Started 08/15/13 at 17:47:48 by chandrashekharkoravi
13 11731 Last Post 06/10/14 at 13:18:37
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C54: Giuoco Piano for black
Can some one please tell me how to play this line with black..White has all sorts of plans..How can we play with black So can we play with black
Edited:
Note: edited to correct the spelling of the opening in the title, and to provide an ECO code for the opening. ~SF March 1st, 2014

Started 03/01/14 at 14:33:24 by chandrashekharkoravi
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By: RdC
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C55: Max Lange Gambit
Is there anything new on the "Max Lange Gambit"
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 Bxd4 6.Nxd4 Nxd4
(a) 7.f4 d6 8.fxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5 or
(b) 7.Bg5

Started 12/27/11 at 11:27:54 by kevinfat
1 3098 Last Post 03/03/14 at 17:53:55
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C56: Max Lange Attack current status?
Anyone know the current status of the max lange attack?  I just got a book called A startling chess opening Repertoire by IM Chris Baker.  In it he suggests playing the max lange.  I will post the mai...

Started 12/25/07 at 18:54:40 by megazord
6 12171 Last Post 02/17/14 at 18:16:31
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C55: Max Lange Gambit 10.Nd2 instead of 10.Na3
All the resources on the following line consider 10.Na3 best
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 Bxd4 6.Nxd4 Nxd4 7.f4 d6 8.fxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5 Qe7 10.Na3
I have yet to find anything tha...

Started 02/02/14 at 11:15:08 by kevinfat
5 4506 Last Post 02/13/14 at 22:15:25
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C54: Giuoco Piano problems
Hello Chess friends
I am starting this topic with my game against a strong master..I lost the game badly...So can you please suggest some improvement on my game...The time limit was 1+1 so there ...

Started 12/03/13 at 19:27:53 by chandrashekharkoravi
1 2457 Last Post 12/03/13 at 19:34:16
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C51: Evans Gambit Declined
From what I've read online, the Evans Gambit is a respectable opening (a good reason to play the Two Knights), and that declining the gambit with 4...Bb6 is less correct than accepting it with 4...Bxb...

Started 11/08/13 at 06:19:12 by EDogg (Ex Member)
1 3143 Last Post 11/09/13 at 09:33:23
By: Fllg
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C50: Guiocco with early Be3
I would like to call the attention of those interested in the theory of the Guiocco to the importance of White's early Be3.  This idea was played a great deal in the 1880s and 90s.  Notwithstaning tha...

Started 04/23/13 at 12:20:18 by Markovich
13 7366 Last Post 08/18/13 at 07:46:35
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C51: Is the Evans Declined equal or =/+?
A key improvement for Black in the Evans Declined means that White has no realistic way to achieve a plus. Since the Guioco is so drawish, it is looking dismal for the 4.Bc4 player.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3...

Started 08/12/13 at 15:09:46 by sloughter
6 4382 Last Post 08/13/13 at 21:04:47
By: fling
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C54: Kaufman's Italian Game Analysis
Larry Kaufman has Black playing into the line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 in his new book "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White". However, he has this line l...

Started 05/22/12 at 07:08:24 by Anonymous3
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By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C54: Giuoco Pianissimo & Marin
I have been devoting some time to a study of this system, and I have discovered that a major defect of Mariin's "Beating the Open Games" (Vol 1) is that he fails to treat possibilities that do not inc...

Started 03/26/13 at 20:29:32 by Markovich
3 3570 Last Post 03/27/13 at 18:50:25
By: Pantu
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C54: Modern Italian Sideline
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Bb3, the move 7...Ne7 looks logical to reroute the knight with ...Ng6, but there aren't a lot of games with this line. Is this because of...

Started 09/25/12 at 13:32:32 by TN
4 3510 Last Post 11/01/12 at 20:30:53
By: Arnaudov
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C52: Subtle improvement in the Evans Gambit
4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 d6 7.O-O Bb6 8.dxe5 Nxe5 9.Qxd8ch Nxd8 10.Nxe5 Be6 11.Bb3! & Now if Black plays Bxb3 White straightens out his pawn structure and has the c4 square for his Knight.
On the...

Started 08/01/12 at 00:14:34 by sloughter
7 4408 Last Post 08/02/12 at 02:02:44
By: Markovich
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C55: Two Knights Defence: 4th Move Alternatives
Hello i am intersted in the following variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Nxe4.
From games ive played over it appears its mostly a opening that white uses at club levels, though i have f...

Started 05/18/12 at 10:31:01 by ChessWizard
7 4482 Last Post 05/19/12 at 16:07:20
By: kylemeister
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C51, C55: The Giuoco Piano How Winning Try
My correspondence chessfriend Marco Bulgarini suggest me that try to play the Giuoco Piano how a different manner than the traditional and he has interesting ideas about how do it  
Basically you...

Started 02/17/03 at 13:26:36 by Fratenben
6 6142 Last Post 05/10/12 at 07:45:58
By: PANFR
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C51: Evans Countergambit
Hi friends,
browsing through Yearbook 100 I stumbled over an article about the Evans Gambit. Within the article a very interesting variation is mentioned:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4!? ...

Started 09/23/11 at 12:41:48 by Matemax
4 2950 Last Post 03/19/12 at 14:48:28
By: BabySnake
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